CA Wildfire: Cedar Fire | Aug 18, 2016

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The Cedar Fire started on August 16, 2016, at 1630 hours near Cedar Creek on the Greenhorn Mountains above Wofford Heights near Lake Isabella on the Sequoia National Forest of the Kern River Ranger District.

Active fire with group torching of vegetation, uphill fire runs and spotting ahead of fire.  Rapid fire growth exacerbated by tree mortality is limiting direct attack options.  Anticipated growth on fire to the North and Northeast.

Cedar Fire (Courtesy:  Inciweb)

Cedar Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

SIZE

It has burned 9,500 acres of grass and timber.

COMMAND

It is currently being managed by and is in Unified Command with CA IMT Team #5, US Forest Service and Kern County Fire Department.

RESOURCES

There are currently 915 firefighters assigned to this incident.

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